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« on: October 13, 2009 06:40:13 AM »

Well, here's a long neglected project finally done.  I finished piecing the top four months ago, and it has been floating around my sewing room since then, with me unable to decide on a border and stick with it.  Finally, I just said "Screw it!" and finished the durn thing.  Now that it is done, all I can see are the problems (of which there are many) but thankfully they are less evident since washing.  AN-yway, here's the quilt, a variation of Amy Butler's Mid Mod quilt pattern, which is available for free on her site.





The flower block is fussy cut from the same fabric I used for the backing, a gorgeous print from Jane Sassaman's Prairie Gothic line.



I echo quilted random strips in each block, and pieced the binding from several of the prints I used in the quilt. 





All in all, it came out rather well, I think.  I haven't measured it, but each block is twelve inches, so it should be somewhere around 40x54in.  I had some major problems with the top bunching while I was quilting, and am not entirely happy with that, but I don't think it interferes too much.  Next time I will iron the seams open like I did with my last quilt, which I think helped it stay flat and even while quilting. 

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2009 08:28:59 AM »

wow, I can't believe nobody's posted anything on this yet.

Beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics you chose. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2009 11:47:42 AM »

Lovely. Beautiful fabrics and colors.
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scifimama
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009 03:00:21 PM »

Thanks so much chimes and Teresa_T!  I am glad you guys like it. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009 03:44:10 PM »

I love your choice of fabrics. It looks so vibrant and happy. Good Job!
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009 04:22:50 AM »

Well, I totally love this quilt!!  It's very....BRIGHT, for sure; I hope Julie hangs it on the wall and doesn't try to put her baby to sleep wrapped up in it!!

I just love the way you put fabrics together and I love the giant flower, too. 
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grendelsmom
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2009 11:12:04 AM »

It's beautiful!  The flower block totally makes it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2009 04:16:44 PM »

Love this one! Its very cheery which is my favorite kind of quilt!
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longHardlook
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2009 07:40:42 AM »

I love all those colors. Great job!
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jenn4
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2010 08:11:31 PM »

Love it!
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